Rugged Casio Smart Outdoor Watch now available to buy (from Google Play, Amazon, and others)
Starting today, interested customers can buy the Casio Smart Outdoor Watch in the US from Google Store, Amazon, Rei.com, and Casio's own online store. Costing $500, the new device is significantly more expensive than most other Android Wear watches on the market. Why is that? Well, this is the toughest Android Wear smartwatch you can currently get, and is compliant with the military standard MIL-STD-810G (thus being resistant to dropping shocks and vibration). The WSD-F10 is also water-resistant up to (or is it down to?) 50 meters - that's 165 feet.
The Casio Smart Outdoor Watch sports an almost-circular 1.32-inch display with 320 x 300 pixels. This is actually a dual layer display, including a monochrome LCD and a color LCD - you can switch between them in order to "maintain excellent visibility in any circumstances." Furthermore, the watch features a microphone, altimeter, barometer, compass, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.1 LE. GPS appears to be strangely missing.
The Smart Outdoor Watch is compatible with most Android phones running Android 4.3 or later. The wearable device also works with iPhones (running iOS 8.2 or later), though Casio says that, in this case, functionality is "limited". All in all, the Casio Smart Outdoor seems to be a smartwatch for the Bear Grylls in you. Interested in buying one?
sources: Google Play, Casio, Amazon, Rei.com via Droid-life